Avalanche Lake Glacier National Park Hiking Guide

Avalanche Lake was our favorite hike that we did in Glacier National Park. This hike is absolutely stunning!

The Avalanche Lake hike takes you to a secluded mountain-top lake surrounded by mountain views and waterfalls.

Here's what you need to know about hiking Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park!

This hike is 6.7 miles round-trip and takes 4-6 hours to complete.  The trail is rated as moderate and has a total elevation gain of 757 feet.

To reach Avalanche Lake, use the West Entrance of Glacier National Park Park at the Trail of the Cedars trailhead.

The hike begins with a short walk through the Trail of Cedars and Avalanche Gorge.  This boardwalk hike is accessible for anyone, including strollers and wheelchairs.

Then, you will split off at the Avalanche Lake trailhead and climb through a forest of hemlock and cedar trees.

Once you reach the top of the hike, you will emerge from the woods and immediately be met with a stunning view of Avalanche Lake.